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Thelma & Louise (1991)

Two best friends set out on an adventure but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the American police as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed!

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Hal
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Lena, the Waitress
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Louise is working in a diner as a waitress and has some problems with her boyfriend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Somebody said get a life... so they did.

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Thelma and Louise  »

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Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,101,297 (USA) (27 May 1991)

Gross:

$45,361,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Seeing the film inspired Tori Amos to write the song "Me and a Gun" about an assault she experienced at the age of twenty-one. See more »

Goofs

When Louise and Jimmy are sitting in the motel restaurant, a waitress comes over to ask them if they want coffee. Louise says yes, but Jimmy declines. The glass jug looks less the a quarter full of coffee, but when the waitress walks away, it looks like there is more then a quarter of coffee in it; not half full, but slightly less then half. See more »

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Lena, the Waitress: Neither of those two was the murdering type, Hal.
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Dependence Transcendence (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
Written by Shel Silverstein
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Produced by Mark Miller Mundy for Airstream
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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A terrific movie about friendship.
17 March 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie from the first time I saw it, but it wasn't until I sat through it the third time that I figured out why. It is clever, exciting, and funny and is shot in the middle of the breathtaking scenery of the American Southwest. However, the thing that makes it special is its illustration of pure friendship. It may be difficult for some men to cross the gender boundary and connect with Thelma and Louise, yet doing so is critical to appreciating the film. If you can make the connection then you can get its message -- we all need a friendship like the one Thelma and Louise had. This movie will strike a deep emotional chord.....if you aren't afraid to let it. And if you happen to be too emotionally closed off to appreciate what I think the movie says about friendship I think that you will still enjoy the characters, acting, action, and humor. It is a ten out of ten.


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